Joe Christensen covered Major League Baseball for 15 years, including three seasons at the Baltimore Sun and eight at the Star Tribune, before switching to the college football beat. He’s a Faribault, Minn., native who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1996. He covered Jim Wacker’s Gophers for the Minnesota Daily and also wrote about USC, UCLA and the Rose Bowl for the Riverside Press-Enterprise before getting this chance to cover football again.

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Vereen accepts invite to East-West Shrine Game

Posted by: Joe Christensen under Gophers awards and honors Updated: December 17, 2013 - 10:15 AM

Gophers defensive back Brock Vereen has accepted an invitation to play in the East-West Shrine Game, an annual showcase for college seniors heading into the NFL draft.

This year’s Shrine Game will be played at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., on Jan. 18 at 3 p.m. It will be televised on NFL Network.

Previously this month, Vereen received first-team All-Big Ten honors from the league’s coaches.

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